The Gaming Laptop King - Asus Strix Scar III Review

  • Published: 06 June 2019
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    With a 240Hz display the Asus Strix SCAR III is a treat to game on.. but is it good enough to beat the Razer Blade and Alienware m15?

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Comments • 2 917

  • i have 90 days to change my name

    My lap got a mx 110m gpu😔, its from 2005

    • i have 90 days to change my name

      Im only one came here because the coffee sponsor?

      • Can Gerek
        Can Gerek  15 hours back

        This laptop or the upcoming GT 76 of MSI?

        • Menthe
          Menthe  22 hours back

          I’m glad there’s no webcam I tape up my webcam

          • 佐藤海翔
            佐藤海翔  1 days back

            you serious?

            the keyboard is Crap!?
            I went ahead and check it, and I find it disgustingly annoying Dx

            for 20 min will be fine for me, for more than 2-3 hours? I won't be able to stand it. The Keyboard is hard like fk, how is that going to help with typing?
            how stupid is that?

            not having a Webcam, I can some what tolerate. but with a shitty keyboard? + that keyboard design and it's layout? is shitty as fk.

            while I like the monitor; i have to consider Lenovo due to overall pros vs cons

            • Grand Priest Goku 神道悟空

              why do you have 2 strix cards sitting on the desk? XD

              • Joey
                Joey  2 days back

                The razers 240hz is already out I saw it yesterday at bestbuy

                • harshit poonia
                  harshit poonia  3 days back

                  this guy is an asshole

                  • Sergi Rincón
                    Sergi Rincón  5 days back

                    Sorry Linus, the rgb club is two blocks down

                    • Marcel Mayer
                      Marcel Mayer  1 weeks back

                      and they added now different Screen modes in the Amoury Crate

                      • Marcel Mayer
                        Marcel Mayer  1 weeks back

                        watching this on my ASUS SCAR 3 G531GW with i9 9880h

                        • Great Gonzo
                          Great Gonzo  1 weeks back

                          I do have space for a desktop, i do have a decent budget for one, but do i have the right parents to get a desktop, no i do not.

                          • n o
                            n o  2 days back

                            So youre asian, right?

                        • Werner van den Heever
                          Werner van den Heever  1 weeks back

                          Im confused Linus. Please clarify this for me.
                          I have the Dell S2417DG monitor.

                          What will be the best cable to use from the Asus Strix Scar III to this screen to fully utilize the 144/165hz ?
                          HDMI 2.0b or USB 3.1 Type C


                          • Thejaser Kevichusa
                            Thejaser Kevichusa  1 weeks back

                            Finally available in India.. Getting mine today.. Waited for over 7 days to arrive on store after pre ordering and can't wait.. And No webcam?.. No problem.. Gonna miss my kidney though..

                            • Da Rt
                              Da Rt  1 weeks back

                              Any fans of strategy need to hop on Men Of War: Assault squad 2. Best game ever! Literally looking for better lap top cause of that game

                              • parsa sadat
                                parsa sadat  1 weeks back

                                Please do the Alienware m15/16

                                • Amazon Soldier
                                  Amazon Soldier  1 weeks back

                                  Not getting it. I have a strix 2. Six core i7 cpu. It has reached 97 gedrees celsius. There is no such thing as a gaming laptop.

                                  • Amazon Soldier
                                    Amazon Soldier  4 days back

                                    @Marcel Mayer You mean idling, don`t you? Put it on full load.

                                  • Marcel Mayer
                                    Marcel Mayer  1 weeks back

                                    have the scar i9 9880 it runs cool 40 degrees

                                • Beef Boi
                                  Beef Boi  1 weeks back

                                  Just bought it, comes with a webcam in the box

                                  • Yust
                                    Yust  2 weeks back

                                    I DONT WANT A WEBCAM! No webcam is better.

                                    • Blazer 6905
                                      Blazer 6905  2 weeks back

                                      Razer has nice laptops but overpriced

                                      • Rushboard Technologies
                                        Rushboard Technologies  2 weeks back

                                        I think they could offer a variant with a 2TB FireCuda, as this isn't any larger than the 1TB HDD at an affordable price point.

                                        • NASA limbu
                                          NASA limbu  2 weeks back


                                          • Greatness 564
                                            Greatness 564  2 weeks back

                                            What if I want to use a eye tracker. Also windows hello is a better security option.

                                            • Greatness 564
                                              Greatness 564  7 days back

                                              @Marcel Mayer Exactly, I ended up finding other Zephryus models with a webcam

                                            • Marcel Mayer
                                              Marcel Mayer  1 weeks back

                                              i have tobii eye tracker it is really nnice for winodws hello too

                                          • Anxiety Ebriety
                                            Anxiety Ebriety  2 weeks back

                                            whys it so ugly tho??

                                            • Jolli Virben Cabaluna
                                              Jolli Virben Cabaluna  2 weeks back

                                              Giveaway soon! hope i'll win! :D

                                              • mini gamer
                                                mini gamer  2 weeks back

                                                Is it 4k

                                                • Hayabusa隼
                                                  Hayabusa隼  2 weeks back

                                                  The *_only_* people who use webcams are weirdos on Omegle and Chatroulette, who wanna show their *_d i c c_*

                                                • OLDmanBOB123
                                                  OLDmanBOB123  2 weeks back

                                                  My FBI agent after I got this: *why can't I see.*

                                                  I don't really have this it's just a meme.

                                                • Setu Pandey
                                                  Setu Pandey  2 weeks back

                                                  It's not ips lol it's ips level probably TN considering its 3ms response time can you check it's sRGB accuracy I'm contemplating between this or the helios 300 in India

                                                  My specs are 144hz 9750h and 2060 for both laptops still not able to decide

                                                  • LebJamal23
                                                    LebJamal23  2 weeks back

                                                    Dont you need nvidia gsync to take advantage of the 240hz screen? Also, which one is better this or the Zephyrus Gx502??

                                                    • Ashray Baral
                                                      Ashray Baral  2 weeks back

                                                      How much does asus pay him?

                                                      • Colby Roddam
                                                        Colby Roddam  2 weeks back

                                                        I guess I just got a bad one I have over 30 different problems with mine. LEDs dont work copy and paste dont work runs 90+c constantly my gpu stays at 100% playing games my frame rate wont get over 60 lmfao the battery pack gets so hot you cant even pick it up it randomly blue screens the speakers short circuit man I could go on and on and this after getting back from asus also there customer service is the absolute worse. You can talk to customer service 5 times and get 5 different answers they dont have a fucking clue what's going on they wont refund me and the comps not fixed after sending it in fuck asus

                                                        • Xardozify KnaZ
                                                          Xardozify KnaZ  2 weeks back

                                                          This beast doesnt come in 17 inch with the i9 core and 240ghz?

                                                          • CAAARRRLL
                                                            CAAARRRLL  2 weeks back

                                                            15.6 or 17.3? Which should I do?

                                                            • Nibesh Dranwil
                                                              Nibesh Dranwil  2 weeks back

                                                              Was wondering the same thing, consider this though, are you gonna be moving it a lot? if yes the 15.6 is more portable and there are also many more 15.6 laptop bags, if you are mainly gonna keep it in one place then the 17.3 may be a bit more comfortable, now another difference is in the thermals, i think the 17.3 is gonna run a bit cooler due to being bigger and thus having better heat dissipation though for the latter am not really sure to be honest.

                                                          • MrKingkamon
                                                            MrKingkamon  2 weeks back

                                                            I have this laptop and a webcam came in the box....

                                                          • Timothy Lowe
                                                            Timothy Lowe  2 weeks back

                                                            I like it, wonder if I can get it with the 2070 super & 32gb ram? Yeah, I would buy a descent webcam.

                                                            • TheReal Flash
                                                              TheReal Flash  2 weeks back

                                                              Asus tuf FX504 or ROG strix g gl531

                                                              • Danger Snek
                                                                Danger Snek  2 weeks back

                                                                I know its a dead meme but

                                                                CaN iT ruN miNecraFt

                                                                • SpeakersIsGod
                                                                  SpeakersIsGod  2 weeks back

                                                                  The headphone Jack was first to go... now the webcam... soon there wont even be a phone or computer. Lol

                                                                  • W 6
                                                                    W 6  2 weeks back

                                                                    Why don't they make more laptops with 3 hdmis or a mini display and hdmi don't they consider conveniently connection to 2 external displays

                                                                    • Jay Rob
                                                                      Jay Rob  2 weeks back

                                                                      Thanks Linus, I've been watching your videos all day to find my new daily driver. I just found it 😍. Ty ty ty

                                                                      • Kim Pineda
                                                                        Kim Pineda  2 weeks back

                                                                        Must. Have. Strix. Scar III

                                                                        • Dellis Beaver
                                                                          Dellis Beaver  2 weeks back

                                                                          God I hope I win the giveaway for this laptop. I've been gaming on an ASUS RoG laptop from 2012 since that year :/ Keep saving up for a new rig, keeping getting slapped by life lol. Dreaming of actual frames xD

                                                                          • Vorname Nachname
                                                                            Vorname Nachname  2 weeks back

                                                                            but most people I know put a sticker on their webcam anyway

                                                                            • spraynpray
                                                                              spraynpray  3 weeks back

                                                                              No webcam?! Perfect.

                                                                              • Alphacompton
                                                                                Alphacompton  3 weeks back

                                                                                I really like my Scar II, id buy this if I didn't just buy my scar II in February. Performance is awesome, sound is really good, bass and everything but the fans can be loud depending on load, before recent firmware updates the fans were far too loud for a non headphone user like me but they are good today except at full overclocked load. I love the RGB and would like the per key lightning in this newer model. I have 3 zones in mine.

                                                                                • Rise Mhj
                                                                                  Rise Mhj  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I should get a youtube premium premium to get rid of his ads

                                                                                  • Patrick Underwood
                                                                                    Patrick Underwood  3 weeks back

                                                                                    why do i watch these videos